CUSTOM BRIDAL PRESENTATION

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Dominic’s Fine Jewelry Presents

Best Jewelry Designing Show EVER!
From September 22nd to 24th

Experience the only way to buy jewelry.  We custom design all kinds of jewelry that includes wedding rings, engagement rings, eternity bands, all kinds of gemstone rings, earrings, bracelets, pendants, and more.

 

Custom Bridal Demo

To get started, take a short personal designer test. Our software will identify your designer style for you and offer larger selection to design from.

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Choose from loose gemstones of your taste. Choose from three price ranges.

Loose Gems

Let’s use the past to create a beautiful, sparkling future heirloom! Bring in your old jewelry or single earring or heirloom pieces and we will create it into high fashion jewelry.

It’s simple and easy! It may take 7 to 10 day for delivery of your finished piece of jewelry.

All custom jewelry includes:

  • Lifetime Manufacturing Warrantee
  • Lifetime Diamond Exchange
  • Free Engraving Of Your Special Message
  • Detailed Appraisal With Photo
  • Replica To Be Worn On Vacation And Uncertain Environments

Custom Made Jewelry

Save Time and Money, Discover Dominic’s Fine Jewelry!!

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Twogether: When One plus One Equals Us

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Diamonds have many meanings. For one, diamonds symbolize the quality of faithfulness. For many centuries, diamonds have been embellished by women and men and regarded as the ultimate gift and a symbol of eternal love. According to Greek mythology, diamonds were said to be tears of the Gods or even the fragments of falling stars. Essentially, the beauty and magnificence of diamonds are arguably timeless. What better gift than diamonds can you give to your significant other to represent the love you share! Commemorate your love life this holiday season at Dominic’s!

Our featured product this season is this stunning anniversary band from Twogether. Two elegant brilliant cut diamonds rest beside each other diagonally representing the love and commitment between your relationship. Made in 14KT White Gold, the band features stunning diamonds wrapping around the center of the two meaningful stones.

Twogether comes in a variety of diamond Carat weight sizes from 0.25 ctw-1.00 ctw. These rings start only at $599, so shop at Dominic’s Fine Jewelry this holiday season to rejoice in love & romance!

What can I do with my old wedding ring?

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Do you have a wedding ring that you no longer wear? Whether you have stopped wearing it after a break up or a new anniversary ring has replaced it, don’t just let it sit in your jewelry box. We can help you explore ideas for turning it into cash or into new jewelry you can wear.

Schedule a free ten minute appraisal to learn more about the value of your old wedding rings at: http://dominic-appreciation-days.com/

What is my sterling silver necklace worth?

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If your sterling silver necklace or chain is in good and wearable condition, then it can be “bullion” worth. It gains additional worth from being a desirable and versatile piece of jewelry.

Just like gold, silver’s value moves on a daily basis but the value of sterling silver is substantially less than that of gold.

To verify that a necklace is indeed silver, search for a hallmark. This will probably be next to the clasp. In the United States, the legal standard for silver is 925 parts per thousand, so look for the impressed number “925,” or the words “Sterling” or “Sterling Silver.”

Save money on having your sterling silver jewelry appraised and cleaned at our workshop. For more details visit http://dominic-appreciation-days.com

Can this broken clasp be fixed?

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Of all the components that make up most pieces of jewelry, the most vulnerable is the clasp. The clasp holds the piece securely together around the neck, wrist or ankle of the wearer and regular wear makes it prone to breaking. Simple jewelry repair can prevent the loss of your favorite piece of jewelry. We are offering a free workshop on jewelry repair and maintenance. Register for free.

How can I make a custom remembrance of a loved one?

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When someone close to you passes away, you can create a keepsake that will help you keep the memory forever. Turn your grandma’s old brooch or your grandpa’s wedding ring into something special, simple, and precious. One idea is to create fingerprint jewelry. We are able to take a finger print from jewelry that your loved one wore, and turn it into a permanent imprint on a simple gold pendant. We can turn gold from an old ring into a new one. We can create a custom ring, bracelet or necklace from an old brooch or ring. Register our workshop to learn more about how you can turn old jewelry into a remembrance. Bring along your keepsake!

What is my ruby ring worth?

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Rubies are the most valuable members of the corundum family and can be more valuable than diamonds of the same size. Wondering how much your ruby ring is worth? Come to our workshop and we will explain it to you.

Dominic’s Fine Jewelry has 27 years of experience in evaluating gemstone jewelry’s worth on the resale market. You can Schedule a Free 10-Minute Appraisal and learn an approximate value of your Ruby ring based on current markets and profit from selling it.

Can I turn my old necklace into a new one?

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A necklace adds a statement to your look and can go with almost any outfit, dressed up or down. If you have necklaces in your jewelry box that you are not wearing because they are out of date or don’t match your style, bring them to one of our free workshops to learn how you can turn them into something new that you will love to wear.

What can I do with loose gemstones?

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A lot of people purchased loose semi-precious gemstones from TV networks. If you are one of these people and don’t know what to do with the stones, we can help! One of our members brought us a quantity of semi-precious stones, and we helped her design a custom bracelet that she treasures. We invite you to register for one of our free appraisal sessions during Member Days, or sign up for our workshops on assessing, re-using, or repairing one of your jewelry treasures.

Owner of Dominic’s Fine Jewelry

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Our seminar leader will be Dominic Maratta, the owner of Dominic’s Fine Jewelry. Mr. Maratta has a life-long passion for working with jewelry, and most especially for creating custom pieces. He attended the Holland School of Jewelers, and earned the most prestigious credential in the industry from the GIA Graduate Gemologist program. His experience and training has given him a comprehensive knowledge of diamonds and colored stones that he uses to the benefit of the Dominic’s Fine Jewelry members and clients.

Come to his interactive seminars to ask questions about the value of your fine jewelry; to learn how to turn old jewelry into new jewelry you will wear; or to find out about repairing or maintaining your fine jewelry.

What is my Opal pendant worth?

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Doing valuation of opal is a complicated process as it involves lot of factors like its type, body tone, brilliance, pattern, color bar thickness & faults, quality of the cut & polish and the size of the stone.

When being valued, an opal is carefully examined to identify its class (doublet, triplet or solid opal); its body tone (white, light, black or crystal) and its overall carat size. Doublets and triplets are an ‘assembled’ stone which only contain a very thin slice of natural opal and are therefore generally much less valuable.

Generally opals with a black or dark body tone are more valuable than those with a white, light, or crystal body tone, because a stone with a darker body tone tends to display colors more vibrantly.

Register for our Free Workshop at http://goo.gl/SUcuZc to find out how much your opal pendant is worth.

What is my gold jewelry worth?

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Dominic Maratta, the owner of Dominic’s Fine Jewelry, found his passion for working with jewelry at a young age. He began his career in high school working in Chesterfield, Michigan at Jewelry by Mary. He and his father decided to become partners in 1982 and opened D & D Jewelry. With his vivacious personality and knowledge, he was a great asset on the showcase floor; however, his true passion was creating custom pieces. He began creating custom pieces in his basement, and then attended The Holland School of Jewelers. There he learned to perfect the art of creating and manufacturing jewelry.

In 1988, Dominic’s Fine Jewelry opened its doors in a beautiful location in in the heart of Clinton Township. After 14 years, Dominic decided to expand his flourishing business, increasing his 1,200 square feet to the stunning 21,000 square foot at the new Sterling Heights location.

Register for one of Dominic’s workshops to learn more about the value of the treasures in your jewelry box.

What is my gold jewelry worth?

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We all want to know the value of our gold before we sell it to a local jeweler. Everything from your broken chains to lone earrings in the bottom of your drawer is worth its weight.

Bring your gold jewelry to Dominic’s Fine Jewelry to get an estimated price for gold per gram or per ounce –-whichever is more convenient to you — based on the gold rate of the day.

We invite you to our “Free Three Day Educational Event” where you can learn how to sell, repair, or re-create your fine jewelry. Register now for our interactive workshop, where we will look at the current markets for jewelry resale (gold, platinum, diamond and gems). Learn how jewelry is evaluated, how and where it can be sold. Don’t miss out on this great information!

For more information about the workshops or to register, visit http://www.dominicsfinejewelry.com/press-release.asp

Can this old rolex be fixed?

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A rolex watch of any age is timeless. If you own a older watch, it would be difficult to tell it apart from a brand new one. If you have a rolex that is no longer working, you will find that the cost of repairing and restoring it to working condition will be 10 times less than the purchase price of a new rolex watch, and the end result will be just as impressive. If you are not sure whether to repair or replace your high-end watch, consider signing up for an appraisal or attending one of our free workshops

How much is my heirloom luxury watch worth?

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If you have a luxury watch, its value depends on factors such as the year, the make, the model, rarity, complexity, materials, and of course on the condition of the watch. High-end watch brands lose a huge percentage of their resale value the first time they’re worn, but they still hold significant value. In general, a standard luxury watch will lose anywhere from 20-70% of its original value depending on the factors discussed above. In terms of resale, no brand is easier to resell for cash than Rolex. If you have a luxury watch and are considering selling it, or just want an idea of what it is worth, sign up for our free appraisal.

What can I do with an old ring that has sentimental value?

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One of our members came in with old jewelry to sell, including a ring that had to be at least 100 years old! The ring was bady worn. The bottom of the shank was bent, which allowed a stone to fall out of its setting, but she clearly had a strong attachment to this ring. We recognized that the ring had sentimental value for her, so we recommend that she take some of the gold that she brought in to sell and have us melt it down to build up and repair the ring that she loved. She left with a reconditioned ring, and money in her pocket from the gold that she sold. We love a happy ending like this. If you have a precious, heirloom ring in your jewelry box, why not sign up for one of our free appraisals, or join us in our workshops to learn more about it.

I inherited a ruby ring. What do you think it’s worth?

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Rubies are the most valuable members of the corundum family. A large, gem-quality ruby can be more valuable than a diamond of similar size, and it would be less common. The origin of the stone matters in determining its value. Custom cut and recut stones are usually worth more per carat. Also important is color, size, and clarity. The stone in your ring is probably valued somewhere between $100 and $3,000, but could be worth much more. We recommend that you bring your ring to our free appraisal to find out more.

What is my diamond ring worth?

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The value of a diamond ring is based on the current diamond market, and on the cut, color, clarity, and carat weight of your diamond. As an example, one of our members brought us a 2 ½ carat diamond ring that was cut European, or Miner, style. Other jewelers had already told her that the European cut made it a less valuable ring than others of similar weight, but we recut the stone so that she could sell it for 5 times more! We offer our members the service of authenticating the value of the ring, and in addition we will help them price it and market it. We invite you to register for one of our free appraisal sessions during Member Days, or sign up for our workshops on assessing, re-using, or repairing one of your jewelry treasures.

Halo Engagement Rings

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A halo setting features a center stone, which can be either a diamond or a colored stone, encircled by twinkling small diamonds. Halo engagement rings can feature a center diamond of any shape, however round, square, and oval diamonds are the most popular.  The outline of small diamonds can also be of any shape but round and square are the most popular.

With so much customization and sparkle, halo engagement rings have become the preferred choice of brides-to-be. The unique thing about halo settings is, a smaller center diamond creates an illusion of a larger size center diamond, adding more sparkle, while a larger center diamond creates a striking balance of being both delicate and bold.

There are endless ways of customizing halo engagement rings. You can add double row of diamonds to add double sparkle; this setting is commonly known as a double halo. Choosing right setting for your halo will make lot of difference in how your ring will look. A prong setting (classic setting) or bezel setting goes well with halo. One of our designs includes pink gold weaving around the center to create an unconventional look. Our split shank halo engagement ring can be customized with two-tone gold to give it a distinct look.

Solitaire rings with a big center rock are every bride-to-be’s fancy but not everyone can have it; a halo engagement ring does the trick and provides a bigger and bolder look with a smaller diamond.

If you are looking for your dream halo engagement ring, browse our website or visit our store to browse our collection.

Knock Knock! Gold at new five year low and this is the time to buy your desired piece of jewelry

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Gold along with Silver and Platinum are trading multiyear lows while we are writing this article. And we always see this as an opportunity for our customers to come by our stores and buy what they have either been planning or have desired to have.

Gold hit its lowest level since February 2010, after a low of $1088 an ounce yellow metal recovered a bit and was trading at $1105 an ounce.

Platinum was even worst hit and sunk below $1000, its lowest in the last six years. Reason sited for this is a perception that supply was increasing while demand was low. At day’s end it was traded at $980.

Silver was trading at $14.83 which is the lowest price for silver in the last six years. Silver seems to have been affected in general by the weakness of precious metal and commodities.

We are looking forward to seeing you at our store. We have a huge selection of bridal rings, engagement rings, earrings, pendants etc.

Customs Seizes $6 Million in Counterfeit Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry

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In June, 720 pieces of counterfeit Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry were seized by Miami customs officials, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced.

The jewelry that was seized has a manufacturer’s suggest retail price of around $6 million.

CBP officers said they selected the shipment for inspection and noticed that the merchandise was imitation jewelry that “bore a false, non-genuine copyright clearly piratical to the federally recorded copyright.

In 2014, the watch and jewelry category topped the CBP’s list of most-seized counterfeit items by value. China is the leading source of counterfeits, followed by Hong Kong. If we go by CBP reports, officers seized about $3.4 million worth of counterfeit goods around the country each day in 2014.

This brings us to a million dollar question, where does this counterfeit jewelry get sold? The easiest channel would be online sales. We take great care while selecting the vendors from whom we buy jewelry making sure everything at our store is genuine and guaranteed PURE.

Did you know June 30th was a second longer?

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Yes, you read it right!  just like a leap year, we had leap second on June 30th, 2015. June 30th ended the day with GMT 23:59:60 adding a second to Earth’s atomic time. NASA stated this has been done to sync up with the earth’s rotating speed as it’s gradually slowing down.

This was not the first time that a leap second was added to the world time. In fact, it started back in 1972 and this year was the 26th time that we have adjusted our time with Earth’s rotation. The last leap second was added on June 30, 2012.   And it had many websites like Reddit, FourSquare, Gawker, StumbleUpon, LinkedIn, and Yelp to collapse. It also has contributed to delayed or cancelled flights. Google has been added up a fraction of a second from past few years so they don’t face sudden shifts of time.

By the year 2100 there would be a time difference of 2 to 3 minutes between Earth’s actual rotations to our atomic time if we didn’t add a leap second. There is not a periodic time regulation shift like leap year; it has to be performed whenever the time difference is 0.09 seconds.

Since January 1972, timekeeping has been maintained in accordance with the atomic time scale. The Earth is currently losing about three-thousandths of a second per day, and atomic clocks are just over six-tenths of a second fast on UTC right now. The addition of the leap second will keep the difference from exceeding nine-tenths of a second.

Leap seconds are inserted, when needed, either on June 30 or at the very end of the year, on Dec. 31.

Man’s Watch

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Frank is a busy financial advisor, known for his connections in the financial world and for his ability to bring people together. He has a relaxed but classy style that reflects his professional confidence and competence. When he needed a new watch, he came to Dominic’s Fine Jewelry for help selecting the right one.

Frank’s original idea was to choose a luxury watch with a sterling silver band and a black face because black seems a natural, sophisticated combination with a sterling band. Dominic recommended that he try a blue face instead, something a little unusual but with a similar effect. Frank, trusting his jeweler, decided to go with the blue face. Was the choice a success?

Frank tells us he gets lots of compliments, and loves his new watch! His wife and father also use Dominic’s for their watches, rings, and other various jewelry needs. Frank’s wife is considering the purchase of a blue face watch as well.

Why be ordinary when you can be extraordinary? A watch is a great gift idea for Father’s Day. If you would like some help selecting a watch that fits your Dad’s personality and offers something more, come talk with a jeweler at Dominic’s.

A Rare Plant Might Transform How We Find Diamonds

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There are many ways for exploration of the Kimberlite pipes for diamonds, but according to new paper by Mr Stephen E. Haggerty, a rare plant Pendanus candelabrum could serve as a signpost for diamond indicator kimberlite, which might eventually lead to easier and less expensive diamond exploration.

PANDANUS CANDELABRUM

The author of this paper Mr.Haggerty added that the plant only grew along the kimberlite and not over the adjacent ground. Mr Haggerty believes, this knowledge could make diamond exploration in West Africa a lot cheaper and this could dramatically change the exploration dynamics for diamonds.

Kimberlite is an igneous rock, best known for sometimes containing diamonds. Kimberlite pipes are the most important source of mined diamonds today.

Mr. Haggerty was uncomfortable with some press coverage of his paper, including headlines such as “There’s a Plant That Shows You Where Diamonds Are Buried.”

He stresses that, finding a kimberlite pipe does not mean you have found a profitable mine. Only 1 percent of kimberlite pipe discoveries result in economic diamond mines.

Mystery Diamond Color Treatment Stumps GIA

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Even GIA doesn’t have the answer of Mystery Diamond Color. There are around 500 diamonds with uncommon color which is marked as Mystery Diamond by GIA.

The Gemological Institute of America reported that “as many as 500 diamonds may have been subjected to a new mystery color treatment that temporarily improved the stones’ color as much as three grades.”

GIA believes that the treatment temporarily masks diamond’s body color, resulting in a color grade that can be up to three grades higher than it would be normally.

According to spokesperson Stephen Morisseau, GIA first became aware of the tricky treatment after grading some 500 stones submitted by Israeli manufacturers over a series of month.

Mr. Morisseau says that “We reasonably believe these stones were treated in some way” and he also added that “We don’t know what the treatment is, we are actively researching it?”

GIA said in lab alert “We ask anyone who has purchased or holds these diamonds to please resubmit them to any GIA location for review. GIA will expedite the service, and no fee will be assessed.”

L.Y.E Diamonds, E.G.S.D. Diamonds, Romok Abramov, and Yair Matatov these four companies are banned by GIA. After this action by GIA only one company replied which was Romok Abramov? Abramov says ““All the stones mentioned in the GIA report are not mine, I Never saw any of those stones and don’t have any idea if they were treated.”

The World Federation of Diamond Bourses involved and sent statement expressing concern about the incident. The president of WFDB Mr Ernie Blom said that “This is clearly unlawful behavior, we will have no tolerance whatsoever for this type of alleged illegal activity. We are pleased that the GIA publicized this development so that diamantaires can be on their guard.”

Pearls

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Pearls have been around for decades. They are a staple of fashionable women and one of the hallmarks of what is traditionally considered “elegant” and “sophisticated” style. The strand of pearls which were once defined as classy, are they still in fashion? The answer is YES!

Unlike most other gemstones which are mineral, Pearls are organic and are formed by living organisms. A pearl is a hard object produced within the soft tissue of a living shelled mollusk. The finest quality natural pearls have been highly valued as gemstones and objects of beauty for many centuries. Though Pearls occur naturally in the wild, their occurrence is very sporadic and limited.

You may find them in the form of fresh water pearls, akoya saltwater pearls and south sea pearls.

Freshwater Pearls– are not the rarest pearls but they are the finest and preferred by jewelry makers.

AkoyaSaltwater Pearls-have been synonymous with classic beauty and elegance.

South Sea Pearls– have an exceptional smoothness and roundness. These are the rarest and most extraordinary pearls you will find in jewelry.

 

Freshwater Pearls

Cultured freshwater pearls are pearlsthat are farmed and created using freshwater mussels.The quality of cultured freshwater pearls is evaluated through a grading system of a series of values, based on luster, shape, surface, colorand matching.The process begins by choosing a suitable donor mussel and cutting a strip of tissue from the mantle is known as GRAFTING.This strip of tissue is then cut into 3mm squares. These squares are delivered to a technician who performs the operation. Unlike saltwater bead nucleation, this process is not considered difficult, and technicians need minimal training to perform the operation.After the maximum numbers of grafts have been performed, the mussel is flipped, and the procedure is performed once again on the other valve of the shell.

 

Freshwater pearl harvests are typically bought while still in the shell. After harvest the pearls are delivered to a first-stage factory, which is responsible for cleaning and sorting the pearls by size and shape. After the pearls are treated, they are drilled and then polished with a mixture of cornmeal and wax.

Akoya Saltwater Pearls

If you’re looking for the classic set of pearls, look to Saltwater Akoya cultured pearls. These pearls were first to ever be cultured in the early 1900s. For the past 100 years, Akoya pearls have been synonymous with classic beauty and elegance. They are the roundest of all pearl varieties, and are known for their sharp luster and pink overtones.

The Akoya oyster is the smallest pearl-producing oyster used in pearl culture today, so Akoya pearls also tend to be small, ranging in size from just 2 mm to about 11 mm in size. The average pearl size is harvested at about 7.5mm in diameter.

Almost all pearls available in the market are cultured.  Most natural pearls are odd-shaped because the irritants that caused the oyster to begin creating the pearl are not round.  Beautifully round, lustrous natural pearls would cost many hundreds of thousands of dollars a strand.

South Sea Pearls

South Sea cultured pearls are exceptional quality pearls with a whitish, almost silver color. The South Sea Pearl is much larger than the average pearl. The smoothness and roundness of these pearls are exceptional. These are the rarest and most extraordinary pearls you will find in jewelry.

South Sea pearls come from the white-lipped variety of the pinctada maxima oyster. This oyster is much larger than the oysters that produce Akoya and Freshwater pearls, so the pearl that it produces is much larger as well. Because of the rarity and sensitivity of this type of oyster, cultivation of these pearls is much more difficult, making them more expensive.

 

South Sea pearls are among the largest commercially harvested cultured pearls in the world. The average size of a South Sea pearl is 13 mm, with most harvests producing a range of sizes from 9 mm to 20 mm. The South Seas lie between the northern coast of Australia and the southern coast of China. These waters are the native habitat of a large oyster known as Pinctada maxima. This oyster grows up to 12 inches in diameter, and can be nucleated with a much larger bead than other saltwater oysters such as the Akoya.

These types of Pearls are very precious and the most prestigious treasure you can ever give. Visit our store to shop our pearl jewelry or visit us online at www.dominicsfinejewelry.com

 

How to buy the right engagement ring

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If you are searching for the perfect diamond ring, your timing couldn’t be better. One of the finest jewelers in southeast Michigan is gearing up to sell its entire inventory to reopen the store with a new look. You have hundreds of beautiful rings to choose from, and will not find a better value anywhere. If there is a wedding in your future, now is the time to purchase the perfect diamond.

There are four essential aspects of a diamond that determine its beauty, quality, and value: cut, color, clarity, and cart weight. The experts at Dominic’s Fine Jewelry would love to assist you in choosing a stone and setting that fits your personality, but here is a short guide to choosing your diamond:

Cut. Proper cutting and proportioning =releases the fire and brilliance that is locked in a rough diamond. Sometimes, diamonds are cut to a shallow depth to make them appear larger in diameter than a well-cut stone of the same weight, and some jewelers try to make such a diamond appear more lively than it really is using special lights. Always check your stone in natural light to make sure its shine and sparkle is all its own.

Color. This is one of the first things people notice. The closer a diamond is to white, the better. There is a rating system for color called the GIA scale. A diamond rated as “D” “E” or “F” is called “colorless” and is considered extremely fine. A diamond can be rated all the way to “Z” for color. Naturally colored diamonds are outside the normal color range and are called fancy-color diamonds. Fancy-color diamonds are either yellow or brown diamonds that have more color than a Z masterstone or they exhibit a color other than yellow or brown. Diamond colors can be fancy colors such as yellow, brown, or pink. Yellow and pink diamonds are the most commonly sought after fancy color diamonds and most likely will continue to be for years to come. An increased demand for orange, blue, and green colored diamonds show that these colors are trending.

Clarity. Very few diamonds are flawless. Each diamond has tiny mother nature birthmarks such as black or white specks, minute cracks, grain lines or other minor imperfections. The clarity grade is a rating of the number, size, severity and type of imperfections in the stone.

Carat Weight: Carat Weight is measured by Electronic scale, one hundred points to one carat (1.00ct.)

If the price of a diamond is too good to be true, beware; the actual value of a real diamond can be determined rather precisely. Dominic’s Fine Jewelry double checks every diamond before it is shown to you and any diamond engagement ring offered in this special April event is guaranteed to be of good quality.

Ideas for Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Day is on May 10 this year. This Mother’s Day, you have the opportunity to find Mom a gift she will love at a price you will love, up to 40% off regular prices! One of the top jewelers in southeast Michigan has a $1,000,000 Event offering a great selection of top quality jewelry at a value price! Need some gift ideas?

A traditional Mother’s Day gift is a Mother’s necklace or bracelet with birthstones representing her children. A new option she may like is a custom-designed piece of jewelry that matches your love for your mother. To make it extra special, bring in jewelry your grandmother wore, or other heirloom jewelry, and we will help you create an unforgettable Mother’s Day gift.

A custom design reflects the interests and personality of the wearer. Bring in a piece that you like as a model, or bring pictures to use as a starting point. We have hundreds of molds to help you, and can work with you to make sure the metal, gemstones, and design work well together to make the perfect piece.

This Mother’s Day, create a one-of-a-kind ring, bracelet or necklace designed especially for the special woman in your life.

WEEK ONE FEATURE

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Our featured item this week is a Movado watch for women at the special price of $558 (normally sold for $1,395.00).  Movado is known as a Tier 3/Tier 4 luxury watch manufacturer, and this price is a steal in swiss-made, stainless steel fashion.  We only have one left!!!  Click here to buy it.

This watch has just the right amount of diamonds to be classy and elegant but not so much that it draws too much attention.  This is a watch  that you can wear every day, and that complements the most elegant of evening styles.  Very sleek, clean design and very high quality. Signature dot on the stark-black dial. The elegant bracelet completes the design with a shiny, satiny finish.

  • 26mm case; 12mm band width.
  • Adjustable bracelet.
  • Sapphire crystal face.
  • Stainless steel/diamond.
  • Swiss made.

 

Express your personality in your fine jewelry

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A chrysalis bracelet reflects the interests and personality of its wearer, and brings spiritual energy. Each tag or charm carries a special meaning. The bracelets are available in gold plate, rhodium plate, or a variety of colors.

You begin by selecting a bracelet that reflects something important to you, in a color that appeals to you. Starter bracelets may have your initials, a symbol for your birth month, or a symbol that attracts positive energy. Then, add charms that have personal meaning for you from one of the Chrysalis collections. Here is a sample:

The Chrysalis Life Collection strengthens your life’s journey by attracting positivity and good energy. Choose a charm from this collection that celebrates hope, happiness, joy, or other symbols that have meaning for you.

The Chrysalis Good Fortune Collection links to your birth month and brings protection and good fortune into your life. For April birthdays, diamond crystal brings good fortune and prosperity. For May birthdays, emerald crystal encourages wealth and good spirit.

 

The Chrysalis Guardian Collection of semi-precious gemstones brings positive and good energy into your life. An an example, Amethyst Believe brings good energy into your life. Botswana Agli Tree of Life connects to all life on our planet.

 

The Chrysalis Flourish Collection adds a personal touch to your jewelry stack, representing flowers. For April, there is the Daisy, a symbol of purity and virtue. For May there is the Lily of the Valley, conveying a message of happiness.

 

The Chrysalis Chakra Collection helps stimulate your body’s own healing process. Using an ancient Eastern wellness belief, Chakra is based on seven energy centers that govern all your organs and work together as one system, yet independently. The bangles in this collection are rhodium plated with semi-precious stones.

Ultimate Emerald Cut (100 Carat / D / IF) to be Sold by Sotheby’s

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It’s hard to argue when Sotheby calls it Ultimate Emerald Cut Diamond with size of 100.2 ct. color D and internally flawless. Sotheby will auction Ultimate Emerald Cut on April 21st at Magnificent Jewels Sale in New York City; not very often we see a diamond of this size being auctioned.

Described as ‘whiter than white’ and the ‘definition of perfection’

Gary Schuler, head of the Sotheby’s jewelry department in New York said in a statement “The color is whiter than white, it is free of any internal imperfections, and so transparent that I can only compare it to a pool of icy water”. He describes this 100.2 ct. diamond as “the definition of perfection”

Lisa Hubbard, chairman of North & South America for Sotheby’s International Jewelry Division, said in a statement “It has everything you could ever want from a diamond. The classic shape begs to be worn, while the quality puts it in an asset class of its own”.

Mined in South Africa and weighed more than 200 carats in the rough

 

Originally mined by DeBeers in Southern Africa, when found it weighed more than 200 ct. in the rough. It took over one year for current owner to study, cut and polish it. Less than one percent of the world’s diamonds are Type IIa, and they are the most valuable of all diamonds.

 

 

Ultimate Emerald Cut is expected to fetch between $19 million and $25 million. The diamond will be exhibited in Dubai, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, London and Doha, before returning to New York for exhibition in April.

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Yet another find at Crater of Diamond State Park, 2.01 Ct. Yellow Diamond found

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Crater of Diamond State Park is 911 acre Arkansas State Park in Pike County, Arkansas. Out of this 37.5 acre which is world’s only diamond bearing site open to public. More than 75,000 diamonds have been discovered in the field since 1906 which includes worlds only perfect diamond discovered, the Strawn-Wagner Diamond.

Dean Filppula holding his two-carat diamond (Photo: Crater of Diamonds State Park)

 

It was a lucky day for Mr. Dean Filppula, an offshore steward from Shreveport, LA who visited the park during vacation after a rainstorm. He found “wedge-shaped light yellow stone about the size of an English pea” in the West Drain area of the park. He is calling this 2.01 Ct diamond after his mother’s initials as “Merf Diamond”.

Park interpreter Wayman Cox says Mr. Filppula was at right place at right time. It rained heavily before his visit, which washed loose soil from surface uncovering the large yellow gem. His store is very familiar to many visitors in past who have found diamonds.

Mr. Filppula found his 20th diamond, but it is largest one found so far in 2015. He is planning to sell the diamond.

 

Last Minute Gifts for Your Valentine

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Love is in the air and we are hoping you all are up and prepared with surprise for the special person in your life. BUT if not then you surely do not have much time on hand….

Day after tomorrow is Valentine’s Day! (Dun dun dun….) And you have nothing to show for it.
Well, panic no more my fellow procrastinators! We have some wonderful sparkling gifts waiting at our store just for you. Our jewelry will let your partner know its true love.

Our fiery, brilliant diamonds are surely to take your breath away. We have rings and bands for both Him and Her.

If your partner has a birthday this month, don’t forget you can score extra points with the vibrant violet February Birthstone, Amethyst.

Purchase Jewelry of $99 or more and receive Flowers, Candy and Dinner! Now That’s called a Deal!

We have many more Valentine’s jewelry and other gifting options available at store. Our staff will help you pick the perfect gift for you. Hurry! Visit us today you have only couple of days left.

Pre- Valentine’s Day Ideas

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Yes, that’s true! According to survey, Last year, jewelry was among the first items discounted in the weeks leading up to February. Naturally, this year you can expect more jewelry deals with the first Valentine’s Day sales appearing this week.

Keeping this in mind, we’ve rounded up a selection of some of our favorite Valentine’s Specials for the special guy or gal in your life.

  • Show your Infinite Love with these beautiful Diamond Pendants.
  • Give her some sweet arm candy.

  • As the saying goes, “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend”, you can never go wrong with these.

  • Gift for HIM!

  • Flowers, Candy&Dinner!

No Valentine’s Day is complete without Flowers, Candy and Dinner, so we have decided to give you all of above with your Jewelry purchase of $99 only.

If planned right, you can have a successful Valentine’s Day without going over budget. Checkout http://www.dominicsfinejewelry.com or stop by at store for more collection.

Diamond Jewelry …. Golden Globe: Lots of exciting stuff

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If we go by what A-listers donned at Golden Globe 2015, statement earrings is what many celebrities opted to pair with designer gowns. Jewel creations were from world’s best jewelry houses and they dazzled the red carpet. We might have missed few in our list below but here is what we liked.

 

It was no surprise; Lorde pop star from New Zealand wore huge 100 cts. t.w. Platinum and Diamond Cleopatra-style bib necklace, she even had seven platinum and colorless diamond rings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Amal Clooney had elegant diamond drop earrings. Though there was a letdown that we felt which were white gloves that she had on.

 

 

 

 

 

Naomi Watts chose a 77-carat bold diamond Serpenti high necklace, complimenting high jewelry with rings and clutch bag.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Salma Hayek had stunning feather earrings and bracelets while Catherine Zeta-Jones had perfect red carpet moment with a strapless red gown paired with elegant earrings.

 

 

Laura Prepon, dazzled in custom made long sleeve gown paired with Diamond necklace and earrings.

Gina Rodriguez looked gorgeous in a strapless dress paired with dangling earrings. Amy Adams wore classic diamond jewelry whereas Diane Kruger chose beautiful diamond jewelry.

Getting a starry look is like dream come true. What if we say we can fulfill your dream? Dominic’s Fine Jewelry can replicate similar designs at our store.

Call us today at (586) 685-3152 or stop by at store in Lakeside Circle, Sterling Heights, MI

 

Gold Price had Roller Coaster Year (2014)

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It does not happen often and since 1998 the price of gold is likely to fall for 2nd year in a row. At beginning of 2014, Gold was around $1,201 an ounce and it will be trading below that mark by the end of year. At time of publishing this article gold is trading around $1185 an ounce, which is below from where it started.

The good sign is U.S economy is strengthening and analysts are seeing this as the reason for fall in gold price. At one point in 2014 gold was near $1400 an ounce so it was not a flat year but price fluctuation happened often and we term it as Roller Coaster.

It has not been very bad year for gold when we compare it with 2013 when we saw around 28% decline in gold price. It was a sharp decline and that to first time since beginning its bull run in 2000.

Going by predictions for next year they are coming in as mixed ones, most of them saying it will stay flat or have modest gain. Predictions are even going round that gold will have dramatic fall, possibly fall even lower than $1000 an ounce.

Get Cash this Christmas, Sell your old Gold!

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Christmas is no surprise, there is a date for your diary to be marked – it’s December 25th every year. Being prepared is utmost important. WHY do we say so, Count all the costs:

  • Gifts for children, family, friends
  • Christmas cards
  • Decorations
  • Extra clothes
  • Extra food and beverages
  • And much more list can be long…..

This all attributes to demand for EXTRA CASH, Now again a big question how we get that!

It’s not just the three wise men who are interested in gold at Christmas. If you’ve unwanted gold lying around you can sell it. Broken Jewelry, Jewelry that you have not worn in long time or the ones that do not have emotional attachment and you are ok to let it go. This will be good source to make extra cash that will be most useful during holiday shopping.

Why choose us http://www.dominicsfinejewelry.com/services.asp

Blue Diamonds sets record for price-per-carat sale

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Sotheby’s auction creates a new global record for highest price of any blue diamond as well as sets a record for price-per-carat for any diamond which is $3.3 million per carat. A presale estimated $10 to $15 million blue diamond ended up at whooping total amount of $32,645,000 after intense bidding from even prospective buyers. The gem eventually went to a Hong Kong private collector’s inventory. Hong Kong collectors are constantly active in the world jewelry market.

The vivid blue diamond is of 9.75 carat with exceptional purity of the blue with no other colors. It also has the very high clarity to all other blue diamonds which contain imperfections due to crystal formation.

The gem belongs to the collection of heiress Rachel “Bunny” Mellon, who died earlier this year. She was the widow of philanthropist and horse breeder Paul Mellon. Sotheby’s New York continues the auctions of the Mellon Collection through Sunday.

Patek Philippe Designed Supercomplication Watch Sets New World Record

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The Patek Philippe Supercomplication pocket watch breaks its own record of $11 million at Sotheby’s in Geneva, setting the new record price of $24 million.

“The Swiss masterpieces of watchmaking are now considered by investors and collectors as real pieces of art, like paintings or sculptures,” Jean-Claude Biver, director of timepieces for Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy, said before the sale.

The Supercomplication has been called the holy grail of watches, in part because of its fabled and quite complicated history. It was created as the result of a 1925 “contest” between two watch collectors, New York City banking magnate Henry Graves Jr. and automaker James Ward Packard, to see who could create the most complicated watch. Eight years later Patek Philippe, delivered the final product. The Supercomplication is still considered the most complicated watch in the world ever built by hand.

To surpass James Ward Packard, an Ohio-based auto manufacturer who had been buying complicated pieces from Patek Philippe for years, Henry Graves Jr. paid $15,000 for the watch and is often credited with keeping the Swiss watchmaker in business during the Great Depression.

The 14k gold watch comprises 900 individual parts that comes in at over 1.5 inches thick, it weighs more than one pound and boasts 24 complications (features other than time), including a perpetual calendar that extends to the year 2100, indications for the time of sunset and sunrise, a stopwatch for hours and minutes, an alarm, a map of the sky over Graves’ New York City apartment, playing the melody of the Westminster chimes. The original watchmaker even made a note to point out that the Tiffany bag it was shipped in was a bit too tight and could accidentally activate the buttons.

The timepiece “is a real triumph of physics and micro-engineering and mathematics,” said author Stacy Perman. “Every function, every feature, had to work independently and work together. The tiniest error impacts everything. It’s like extremely complicated three-dimensional chess.”

118-mn-yr-old dinosaur tracks found in African diamond mine

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Researchers have found nearly 70 tracts of 118 million year old dinosaur, crocodile and large mammal in the Catoca mine in Angola. It also show a mysterious raccoon-sized animal, during a time when most were no larger than a rat. They also found 18 sauropod tracks, with a preserved skin impression.

All the tracks were found in a small sedimentary basin, formed about 118 million years ago, during the Early Cretaceous, in the crater of a kimberlite pipe, researchers said.

“These tracks are unique because they are the first vertebrate fossils ever found from the inlands of Angola,” said researcher Marco Marzola of the PaleoAngola Project. “All the other vertebrate fossils on Angola were found on the coastline.”

The Catoca Diamond Mine, the world’s fourth largest diamond mine, had stopped mining for almost eight months to preserve the findings and make the study possible.

The tracks are sent to the Universidade Nova de Lisboa and Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, for preservation and study. Soon they will return to Angola. “Everything belongs to that nation and its heritage,” Marzola said. “This is very important to underline.

Metal Guide

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Precious Metals have been used to create beautiful pieces of jewelry that makes a perfect gift for you and your loved ones. But have you ever thought about what precious metals makes them so precious that we love to keep them with us forever? Let’s take a look.

 

White gold

White gold is a sought after precious metal for engagement rings, both due to its beauty and because it is a less expensive alternative to platinum. This precious metal is beloved for its gleaming white finish that makes diamonds truly dazzle. White gold is the most popular precious metal for engagement ring settings because it beautifully complements the shiny white sparkle of a centre diamond. White gold is available up to 21 karats. Most engagement rings are 14k or 18k. This gorgeous precious metal looks lovely against any colored gemstones. White gold bridal jewelry is increasingly popular now a day.

 

Yellow Gold

Yellow Gold is known for its beauty and versatility, gold is the classic setting for most jewelry. Unlike some metals, gold retains a beautiful luster. The ‘original’ gold, and many still feel the best, is yellow gold, normally an alloy including silver, copper and zinc to strengthen the metal and enhance the yellow sheen. It is the metal of choice of traditionalists, by people preferring the warmer color with their skin tone, and for its contrast with precious stones and other metals. Gold is historically the most popular choice for wedding bands and other jewelry.

 

Rose Gold

Rose gold, also known as pink or red gold, was very popular in Russia at the beginning of the 19th Century. It is a gold and copper alloy that is increasing in popularity now as well and is commonly used for rings, pendants and bracelets amongst other jewelry pieces. The difference between red, rose, and pink gold is the copper content. With higher copper content, the red coloration grows stronger. Pink gold has the least amount of copper and subsequently the lowest amount of coloration in the gold; this is followed by rose gold and then red gold with the highest copper content. The most common karat of rose gold is 14k, but it can go up to 22k which is also known as crown gold.

 

Platinum

The everlasting popularity of platinum is due to its purity, color, strength and prestige. As gorgeous as platinum is, it’s not all about looks. Many of us veer towards this metal because of its hardness and resistance to tarnishing, making it a practical and glamorous metal for everyday jewelry. Platinum is a great choice for engagement rings and wedding bands as well because it won’t change its color or fade. Its incredible density and weight make it more durable than other metals and provides assurance in value. Platinum holds precious stones firmly and securely. But, platinum does not wear away and decrease its volume, unlike other metals. Over time, platinum develops a natural patina that many people prefer over a higher polished appearance. Platinum is the rarest and most expensive of the popular precious metals.

October birthstones

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October has two birthstones; Tourmaline which is a favourite gemstone for many because it’s available in a rainbow of beautiful colors and Opal which are truly unique as each gem is adorned with a one-of-a-kind color combination.

Opal

The name opal derives from the Greek Opallos, which means to see a change (of color).”  Opals range in color from milky white to black with flashes of yellow, orange, green, red, and blue. An opal’s beauty is the product of contrast between its color play and its background.

Through time and nature’s heating and moulding processes, the gel hardened into the form of opals. When these particles are closely packed in spherical arrangements and in regular pattern, a three-dimensional array of spaces are created that give opal its radiance.

It is used in rings, necklaces and diadems; the smaller specimens for mounting snuff-boxes, rings, etc. and is believed to have the power of strengthening the eye.

Tourmaline

Tourmaline, being available in a wide variety of colors, is one of the favourite gemstone among jewelry designer, and gem collectors over the world. It is ideally suited to almost anyone’s taste.

Tourmaline is also known for displaying several colors in the same gemstone.  These bi-color or tri-color gems are formed in many combinations; gemstones with clear color distinctions are highly prized.

Tourmaline improves sleep; harmonize state of the endocrine and immune systems.

Black tourmaline is also indicated in the treatment of neurotic disorders. Green tourmaline restores nerves after stressful situations. Red tourmaline, especially rubellites, reduced metabolism, improve complexion, improve blood circulation and improves circulatory system. Watermelon tourmaline combines the properties and pink, and green of their fellows.

Rare Pink Diamond Ring Snatched From Theodore Bruce Auctions

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A precious pink argyle and white diamond ring worth more than half a million dollars was stolen during a jewellery auction in Alexandria on Saturday.

According to NSW Police, ring was snatched from a display counter at Theodore Bruce Auctions and Valuers in Alexandria between 12.30pm and 1.25pm on Saturday. A store employee at the auction house discovered the ring missing and contacted police

Identifying a suspect will be difficult as about 100 people were inside the Ralph Street centre when the ring was stolen.

Officers have not been able to acquire CCTV footage of the robbery. Each of the diamonds in the ring is laser-inscribed with a serial number, said the police statement, which asks anyone with information to contact the department.

232 Carat D-Color Diamond Unearthed in South Africa

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Petra Diamonds have unearthed an exceptional 232.08 carat white diamond at the Cullinan mine in South Africa which is expected to fetch between $10 million and $16 million.

The stone is a D colour Type II diamond with size of a strawberry and no measurable nitrogen impurities. “The diamond is practically see-through, so it is very likely to produce a flawless stone,” says Petra spokesperson Cathy Malins.

It has not been determined when the stone will be sold but the timing expected is in the second quarter of this financial year.